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Live From KBIA - Community Amid COVID-19 - Frontline Workers

KBIA host Janet Saidi

Boone County is under a stay-at-home order and while many of us stay in - working from home, taking care of our kids, binge-watching Netflix, - there’s a group of professionals out there who do not have that luxury right now. They’re the nurses, doctors, emergency responders and other frontline workers going to work and preparing-for and now responding-to COVID-19 cases. 


In this episode, we talk to people who are working on the front lines of this outbreak in our community and we’ll hear from them on how preparations and the response are going, and also what it’s like to work as a healthcare provider through a global crisis like this one.


Our guests are:


Stephanie Browning is the director of the Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services.


Dr. Ifeolu David has worked on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone as a hospital physician and a public health surveillance worker. He came to Missouri on a Fulbright scholarship and, after finishing his Master’s in public health, Dr. David is working toward getting a doctorate.


Professor Mary Beck who is the Chief Nursing Officer for MU Health. People who are interested in making masks or donating them are encouraged to visit www.muhealth.org/masks




To join the live show, tune in to KBIA 91.3 FM weekdays at noon.


Kristofor left KBIA in fall of 2021
Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
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